UBA Frequently Asked Questions
Does the UBA come with software?
Yes, it comes with Windows software that will run on any PC with a serial or USB port
How does the UBA record the charge/discharge results?
The UBA software stores the battery voltages, where it also stores the
discharge and charge times, and the battery capacity.
Can I track battery packs over time?
Yes. Anytime after the battery test, print the results of the test and
keep the prints-outs together. You now have a permanent and dated record
of all your battery tests. The UBA software will be able to do this for
Can I import the battery test results to my spreadsheet?
You sure can, since all the results can be exported to a plain text file.
What time intervals are used in storing the battery test results?
You decide. It can be as small as one second or as long as one hour (or
How long have you been building battery testers?
We've been in business for over fifteen years, and our president designed
his first battery tester for rback in 1981!
What charging techniques do you use?
The UBA can quick charge, standard charge, peak charge, and constant voltage
charge, all under software control. If you purchase the optional external
temperature probe, it can also temperature charge!
How many charge/discharge cycles can be run on a pack?
Enough to wear out your pack! You can have the UBA run hundreds of cycles,
all unattended. All the results from each cycle are stored on disk. You
can then examine and print out all or any of the cycles.
Does your software run in DOS Windows 3.X or Windows 95?
The software will only run under Windows 95 or later. It will not run
under DOS nor Windows 3.X.
Who have your sold your product to?
The U.S. government, the U.S. Navy, NASA, the Canadian Government, the
Israeli government, and many multinational corporations.
I know I need a battery analyzer, but I haven't decided which one.
Why should I choose yours?
Simple. If you have a PC, then you can't beat the versatility and reliability
of our product. Let's say that
you ran a battery test overnight of your battery pack and you are about
to use the pack, but the test results say your battery is defective. With
a stand-alone battery tester you have no way of knowing if your battery
is really defective: maybe you had a bad connection, or your battery
tester glitched in the middle of the test. With the UBA5, you can examine
the battery discharge curve and see if the battery accidentally disconnected
or if something went wrong during the battery test, or if the battery
really is bad. Also, our product is capable of applying any discharge
current up to 2.5A/channel. So you can test your battery under
actual "field" conditions.
Now, what are your product's disadvantages?
The only limitation of our product is that you need an PC running Windows
to control it. The PC needs to be on and controlling the battery test.
You don't have to worry about tying up your PC while testing your packs.
You can run the test in the background.
I'm in Europe where we have 220V line voltage. Will your unit work here?
It sure can. All of the power supplies included with the UBA5
operate on line voltages from 100 to 240VAC.
What's Included with the UBA5?
The UBA5 comes complete with a power supply a 9 pin serial cable, two sets of battery cables, a comprehensive
users manual, user friendly Windows software, and unlimited technical
How much does a UBA5 cost?
Our price list is here.
OK, you've convinced me, how do I order one?
Go here to order.